Course Description:This course “for students in the RN/BS completion program” takes an evidence based approach to population health in the global environment. Public health nursing issued, health disparities and the determinants of health are explored in relation to risk assessment/reduction. Epidemiologic principles are used in a comprehensive community assessment. The scope and standards of public health nursing are applied in an immersion experience. Student’s partner with community based organizations and collaborates with clients and staff to develop population health coalitions. They apply concepts of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention in creating health promotion, early intervention, and disease management projects with community partners. Cultural competency is honed working with diverse clients across the life span. The advocacy role of public health nurses is emphasized in terms of social justice and professional accountability for vulnerable groups.